Super Falcons wallop Equatorial Guinea 6-0 in AWCON 2018 – Football


The Super Falcons of Nigeria walloped Equatorial Guinea 6-0 in their last group game of the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) to book a semifinal date against Cameroon.

Nigeria needed a win against the whipping girls of Group B Equatorial Guinea and they did just that with a 6-0 win.

Reigning African Women’s Footballer of the Year, Asisat Oshoala netted a hat trick while Francisca Ordega, Desire Oparanozie and Rita Chikwelu were the other scorers for the Super Falcons.

Francisca Ordega

Francisca Ordega was among the scorers as Nigeria thrash Equatorial Guinea 6-0 in AWCON 2018 (CAF)


The Super Falcons secured a second place finish in Group B with the win and progress to the semi finals.

It was Ordega who opened the scoring in the 10th minute after latching on to a pass from Chikwelu.

Woman of the Match

Asisat Oshoala

Asisat Oshoala’S hattrick game her the Man of the Match award (Twitter/Debola Adebanjo)


Oshoala opened her AWCON 2018 account in the 12th minute after receiving a brilliant pass from Oparanozie.

She grabbed the second and Nigeria’s third in the 21st minute with a calm and composed finish off a pass from Alimatu Ayinde.

Courtesy of the hattrick, Oshoala was named Woman of the Match.

In the 32nd minute, she completed her hattrick to put Nigeria 4-0 up at halftime.

It took Oparanozie just three minutes to score Nigeria’s fifth of the game before Chikwelu put the final nail in the coffin with a 63rd-minute goal.

The win guaranteed them a second place finish in Group B and they will now face Group A winners Cameroon in the semi-finals on Tuesday, November 27.

South Africa played out a 1-1 draw with Zambia to secure top place in Group B and will face  Mali in Cape Coast also on Tuesday, November 27.

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